THE NEWS WRAP: Founder of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter says site made five-figures in sales within 24 hours

The founder of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter, an Australian startup that took the internet by storm yesterday, says his website is for sale after turning over five figures in less than a day.

 

Mathew Carpenter – who also founded the Bye Rupert web browser extension – took to Twitter to say he was willing to sell his website which allows people to send enemies glitter in the mail for $10.

 

Everyone from The New York Times to Mashable ran stories on the startup after the website was featured on Product Hunt and Reddit.

 

Carpenter claims the website received one million visits, 270,000 shares on social media and made six figures from glitter sales within one hour.

Facebook unveils Facebook At Work

Facebook is making the leap into the enterprise market with the launch of its new Facebook At Work product.

 

TechCrunch reports the platform will allow businesses to create their own social networks among employees in a manner that looks and operates just like standard Facebook.

 

Facebook At Work is available on the iTunes and Google Play stores, and will also be accessible through the company’s main site. Employees can create separate accounts for the work accounts; however, they can then link this to their personal profile.

Online education company Lynda raises $186 million

Online education company Lynda.com has announced a $186 million capitals raise to accelerate acquisitions and new content initiatives.

 

The capital raise was led by global investment firm TOG along with existing investors Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech.

 

Chief executive of Lynda, Eric Robison, said in a statement the investment was a “tremendous vote of confidence” in the company’s ability to empower people through learning.

 

Lynda.com offers thousands of online classes and video tutorials to its users in English, French, German and Spanish.

Overnight

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 172.43 points, falling 0.98% to 17,441.25. The Australian dollar is currently trading at US82 cents.

 

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